Houston Astros (61-40, first in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (55-46, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2, 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 107 strikeouts) Mariners: Chris Flexen (9-4, 3.35 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area woman who said she shot a homeless person who attacked or approached her aggressively was charged with murder Monday after investigators found her account false.
Christine Alexandra Fesus, 34, was charged Monday in the death of DeAndrea Citizen, 36, in a suburban Houston supermarket parking lot.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fatally shot his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Houston soccer park as children played in a tournament was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1 Sunday.
The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the first time they’ve dropped a dozen in a row since 1982.
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Texas Rangers (35-64, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (60-39, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Taylor Hearn (2-3, 4.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 50 strikeouts) Astros: Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.58 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez used so many pitches as he struggled to find the zone early on Saturday night that he was forced to leave the game after the sixth inning without giving up a hit.
Houston's bullpen took over after the left-hander was pulled and lost the no-hit try in the eighth inning as the Astros sent the Texas Rangers to their season-worst 11th straight loss, 4-1.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros lost their combined no-hit bid in the eighth when Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled to start the inning for the Texas Rangers.
Framber Valdez needed 99 pitches to get through six innings and Bryan Abreu took over for the seventh.
Texas Rangers (35-63, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (59-39, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Kyle Gibson (6-2, 2.86 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Astros: Framber Valdez (5-2, 3.26 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in Houston’s big third inning to help the Astros hand the Texas Rangers their 10th straight loss with a 7-3 victory on Friday night.
After Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single and Carlos Correa followed with an RBI grounder, Tucker fought through a nine-pitch at-bat — fouling off six pitches in a row — before smacking a fastball from Kolby Allard (2-8) into the bullpen in right center field to make it 5-0.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man was arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts from the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, including pepper-spraying police.
Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., say Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, was arrested Friday after police body-camera video showed him pepper-spraying a line of officers who were trying to keep a mob from entering the Capitol.
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — An evacuation order has been lifted in an industrial area of a Houston-area city following a chemical release earlier in the week.
HOUSTON (AP) — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said.
The suspect is accused of running the ambulance off the road, the department said in a series of tweets. Then, a firefighter behind the wheel was forced out of the ambulance at gunpoint and left on the side of the road.
Houston Dynamo (3-4-7) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (3-7-4)
San Jose, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose faces Houston after playing to a draw in three straight games.
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — An evacuation order for a half-mile (0.8-kilometer) radius from a Houston-area chemical plant remained in place into the night Wednesday as a tanker trailer continued to leak an irritating chemical.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon when part of an oil rig he was working on fell on him near Houston, officials said.
The incident happened in a remote area of the northeastern part of Harris County, 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Houston, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who killed two people at a Houston motel then wounded two others was killed by police gunfire in a shootout with officers, medical examiners have determined.
An autopsy showed Irvin Peterson, 35, had multiple gunshot wounds to his head and back, and the death was ruled a homicide, the Houston Chronicle reported.
HOUSTON (AP) — On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game.
Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the milestone twice as nice with a second shot on his next at-bat, leading the Astros to a 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as managing editor of the daily for about 20 months, owner Hearst Corp.
MIAMI (AP) — Left-hander Jared Pettitte, son of three-time All-Star lefty Andy Pettitte, agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins as an undrafted free agent Tuesday.
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte were New York Yankees teammates for 15 seasons.
Cleveland Indians (47-44, second in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (57-38, first in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Triston McKenzie (1-3, 5.47 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) Astros: Luis Garcia (6-5, 2.95 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 97 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
The Astros were up by 1 with one out in the fifth inning when Alvarez connected off rookie J.C.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man killed two people at a Houston motel then wounded two others by opening fire into the parking lot before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said.
The shootings happened late Sunday at the Palace Inn motel in northwest Houston, executive police chief Matt Slinkard said.
In a matchup between two of the American League's top teams, Lucas Giolito and Carlos Rodón helped the Chicago White Sox fight back against Houston's powerful offense.
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday.
Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston — and being outscored 34-9 in those contests.
CHICAGO (AP) — For Lance Lynn, it was pretty simple.
“There’s no point in going into free agency if you know where you want to be,” he said.
Lynn is enjoying his first season on the South Side of Chicago, and the White Sox feel the same way.
Houston Dynamo (3-4-6) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-7-3)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
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A chemical leak at a Houston-area water park left dozens suffering from minor skin irritation and respiratory issues Saturday, authorities said.
Twenty-nine people were taken to local hospitals following the incident at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office tweeted.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros have played their best against baseball's best teams this year.
Just ask the Chicago White Sox.
McCullers pitched seven crisp innings, and the Astros beat the White Sox 7-1 on Friday night in the opener of a weekend series between AL division leaders.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros have activated All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa from the injured list.
Correa was placed on the IL last week due to health and safety protocols. He skipped Tuesday's All-Star game so he could spend time with his wife, Daniella, who is expecting the couple’s first child.
Houston Astros (55-36, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (54-35, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (6-2, 2.94 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 89 strikeouts) White Sox: Dylan Cease (7-4, 4.11 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker never felt quite right while navigating his first season as manager of the Houston Astros during last year’s pandemic-shortened campaign.
HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of fans left Minute Maid Park with replica No. 27 Jose Altuve jerseys from a giveaway on Sunday.
The Houston Astros star didn't make it off the field with his.
Altuve hit a three-run homer to cap a startling six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, getting his shirt yanked off in a frenzied celebration and lifting the Astros over the New York Yankees 8-7.
New York Yankees (46-42, third in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (54-36, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (4-4, 5.05 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) Astros: Framber Valdez (5-1, 2.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — NFL linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who is currently with the Atlanta Falcons, has been arrested in Texas on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact, police said Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two days ago, when a nasty illness had Gerrit Cole hooked up to an IV, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone hardly imagined he'd get an earful from his ace as he campaigned to get the final out Saturday night against the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) — Nestor Cortes and three relievers combined for a three-hitter and Brett Gardner and DJ LeMahieu each drove in two runs to lead the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 4-0 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone hoped he could get three innings out of Nestor Cortes in a spot start against the Houston Astros.
Instead, the left-hander almost made it through the fifth Friday night, setting the tone in a three-hitter that led the Yankees to a 4-0 win.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who opened fire at a married couple, killing one of them and wounding the other before fatally shooting himself inside a popular Houston seafood restaurant, had a history of mental illness and did not know the people he shot, police said Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old boy who died after a road rage shooting on Friday asked for the public’s help in finding the man who opened fire as he and his family were driving home from a Houston Astros game.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been placed on the injured list due to health and safety protocols.
Friday's move came a day after Correa announced that he would not play in next week's All-Star game so he could spend time with wife Daniella, who is expecting the couple's first child.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston man who received widespread attention after standing six hours in line to cast a ballot in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary was in jail Friday on charges that it was illegal for him to vote at all because he was on parole.
New York Yankees (44-42, fourth in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (54-34, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr. (0-0, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Astros: Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.70 ERA, .97 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin was a bit concerned when his team didn't add on after jumping out to a 2-0 first-inning lead Thursday. The Athletics had led in the first two games of this series before the Astros rallied for wins.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros stars Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa will not play in next week’s All-Star Game.
Both players were named reserves for the game Tuesday night in Denver.
Altuve, a second baseman, on Thursday cited needing the time off to deal with unspecified “issues” with his left leg as his reason for pulling out of the game.
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities were searching Thursday for a man accused of shooting a teenager during what they say was a road rage incident that took place as a family was driving home following a Houston Astros game.
Oakland Athletics (49-39, second in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (54-33, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Frankie Montas (7-7, 4.63 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 95 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kelyn Rowe and Raúl Ruidíaz scored and the Seattle Sounders ran their season-opening undefeated streak to an MLS-record 13 games, beating the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Seattle (8-0-5) broke a tie with the LA Galaxy (1996, 2010), Kansas City (2000) and Real Salt Lake (2014) for the streak mark.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit the go-ahead home run for the Houston Astros in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday night.
But Houston wouldn't have been in position to take the lead if not for some stellar defense by Michael Brantley an inning earlier.